MILOSAM arrives in fine form chasing a hat trick of course victories. He's upped 10lb but won easily over track and trip last month and can go in again. Pod had pushed the selection close earlier but failed to complete on his latest start while Moorland Sunset also ran well at Sedgefield before a below par effort last time. Phone Home has shown nothing over fences so far and Decimus was pulled-up in both previous attempts at chasing.
Phone Home (IRE) 15-2 (10-7) In touch, lost place 6th, mistakes 5 out and 4 out, soon weakened pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Bucking The Trend (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs, 9 ran.
Decimus (IRE) 40-1 (10-8) Mid-division on outside, lost place 3 out, soon behind, 16th of 20, well behind Thomas Crapper (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Nov.
Moorland Sunset 7-2 (11-12) Held up, not fluent 3rd, lost touch from 8th, behind 10th, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Last Shot (11-11) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Nov.
Now Listen To Me 33-1 (11-5) Led, headed before 4 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, left 3rd 2 out, no impression with leading pair approaching last, 3rd of 13, 23l behind Chapoturgeon (11-5) at Newbury 2m 6f hts chs (6) gs in Jan '12.
Possibly Flora 16-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, mistake 3rd, not fluent and lost place 4 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by River Purple (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft, 13 ran.
Milosam (IRE) 2-1fav (9-12) Led, jumped left 7th, ridden before 4 out, pressed when left clear 2 out, blundered last, kept on well, won at Taunton 2m 7f hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Nov beating Flugzeug (9-9) by 28l, 7 ran.
Shades Of Autumn (IRE) 40-1 (10-9) Tracked leader, led 3 out, headed before 2 out, weakened after last, 6th of 14, 8l behind Sylvan Legend (10-5) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov.
Pod 11-4fav (9-13) Tracked leaders, close up when not fluent and short of room 5th, weakened before 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Classic Case (11-0) at Towcester 2m 3f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Nov, 9 ran.